The Academic Board is the top body making decisions on the professional profiling of the University College of Business (VSO) in particular. The Academic Board discusses plans of the long term development of the school and guarantees professional quality of the study programmes. It is composed of most distinguished representatives of the academic and professional environment constituting thus a strong tie of the University College of Business (VSO) to the best trends in modern higher education.

Composition of the Academic Board of VSO


Chairman of the AB of VSO

doc. Ing. Jindřich Ploch, CSc.
Rector VŠO


Members of AB VSO

Ing. Miroslav Dvořák


Chairman of the Board of Directors of Czech Aeroholding



prof. Ing. Jiří Fárek, CSc.


Member of the Department of Economy, Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Liberec


prof. PhDr. Ivan Jakubec, CSc.


Vice Rector for Doctoral Programmes and Academic Qualifications, Charles University in Prague



Ing. Pavel Kafka, Dr.h.c.


President of Czech Management Association



doc. Ing. Alžbeta Kiráľová, Ph.D.


Vice Rector for International Affairs and External Relations, University College of Business in Prague 



Ing. Jan Klas


Director General of Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic



doc. Ing. Pavel Krpálek, CSc.


Vice Rector for Research, Development and Innovation, University College of Business in Prague

 Ing. Jiří Kunert


Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of UniCredit Bank



prof. Ing. Martin Mandel, CSc.


Deputy of Head of Department of Monetary Theory and Policy, Chairman of Executive Committee of Journal Politická ekonomie



prof. Ing. Petr Musílek, Ph.D.


Vice Dean for Science and PhD. Studies, Faculty of Finance and Accounting, University of Economics in Prague



Mgr. Pavel Neset, Ph.D.


Vice Rector for Study Matters, University College of Business in Prague



doc. Ing. Jindřich Ploch, CSc.


Vice Rector for Pedagogical Matters, University College of Business in Prague



prof. Ing. Iva Ritschelová, CSc.


President of the Czech Statistical Office and Rector emeritus, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem



Ing. Vladimír Rösel




Viliam Sivek


Chairman of the Association of Czech Travel Agents, General Director of Sivek Hotels Company



doc. Ing. Ivo Straka, CSc.


Rector emeritus, University College of Business in Prague, Head of Department of Economy, University College of Business in Prague



Ing. Bohuslav Šantrůček


Executive Director of Galileo CZ, SK Company



Ing. Radomír Šimek


Member of Czechoslovak Foreign Institute



prof. Ing. Dr. Robért Štefko, Ph.D.


Dean of Faculty of Management, University of Prešov in Prešov



doc. JUDr. PhDr. Jan Štemberk, Ph.D.


Head of Department of Social Sciences, University College of Business in Prague



prof. PhDr. Ing. Vladimír Tomšík, Ph.D.


Vice-Governor of the Czech National Bank



prof. RNDr. Miroslav Vlček, DrSc.


Vice Dean for International Relations, Faculty of Transportation Sciences, Czech Technical University in Prague



Udo Wichert


CEO of Thomas Cook/Neckermann Czech Republic


 prof. Ing. Zdeněk Žihla, CSc.


Member of the Department of Aviation, University College of Business in Prague



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Graduates of our school

Adam Klavík


I got my bachelor’s degree in VŠERS in České Budějovice and moved to VŠO in Prague for my master’s degree. And I don’t regret it – VŠO is much more similar to a public school and the quality of teacher is 100% better. For example Ms. Palatková, who taught me, is a big name in the tourist industry.

Jan Šrámek


On VŠO, I have learnt to be independent and gained practice in my field. In all places where we went within the scope of student competitions, we have been winning awards. Already during my studies I became a part of the organisational structure of few projects in tourism. I can’t wait till I start working full-time.

Petra Benešová


I have graduated from VŠO and now I even teach there. Much has changed over the years – the school keeps going forward, is now more focused on practice, the subjects are more technical and more narrowly focused. Even though the competition on the market is huge, VŠO getting on very well and I can recommend it easily.

Jana Valentová


Graduated from: VOŠ - acting, Academy of Physical Education and Sport PALESTRA, University College of Business. Motto: Do not be an oaf in life and a liar on the stage! „Which title do you use then? „None.“ Laugh. „After all, it is more important what I have in my head.“

Kristína Jíšová


VŠO is one of the few schools in the Czech Republic, which really focuses on practice. During the studies, we have for example: worked on projects, whose results were inspected by the National Heritage Institution. A lot of the lectures were also led by external lectors, so we were learning things as they were applied in real life.

Simona Kremerová


Simona works as a Program Coordinator in the company Smaller Earth. In year 2009 she took part in a work stay in New York. She spent three and a half year in England and worked for an Australian travel agency. Work never bothered Simona and that is why, when she got the opportunity to go to America as kitchen help, she did hesitate. She gathered experience, found new friends and travelled through some parts of the United States with the money she earned. That is how job opportunities in England or Spain opened up to her.

Jakub Velička


He studied aviation theory on the Oxford Aviation Academy. He went through practical training in Czech Republic and Poland. He is a holder of CPL/ME/IR licences. 

Jaroslava Kolářová


Jaroslava has finished a study stay in Italy. During her studies she works in the hotel industry. She can speak Italian, English, French and a bit of Spanish. Jaroslava has always known what she wanted to reach in life and tries to reach that, no matter how impossible that might seem to someone. You will not find words such as “not possible”, “I don’t have a chance” or “I will not try” in her vocabulary.

Barbora Malá


Barbora has worked as a call centre questioner or a project manager. She has newly started as a VŠO Marketing Manager and leads the Client centre. Her hobbies are travelling, volleyball and cycling.